Last updated on May 27th, 2015
THIS IS NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT. I simply wish to tell you about my Hamilton Beach electric kettle. I purchased this time-saving device six months ago, and now I can’t imagine living without it. Here’s why:
The kettle brings water to a full, exciting boil faster than you can say “full, exciting boil.”
Okay, that was an exaggeration.
But it does boil water faster than my stove top or microwave.
Another selling point for me was the kettle’s stainless steel interior. Even the heating element is stainless. The only plastic parts are the base, the stay-cool handle, the pop-up lid and the water-gauge.
I use my Hamilton Beach at least three times each day, every day. It’s certainly useful for making tea…
and for melting chocolate. Melted chocolate is what you need for this sinfully-delicious tart.
I also rely on the kettle for all of my coffee “brewing” adventures. I used quotation marks because the coffee I usually drink is the freeze-dried, instant kind. But I amend it with heavy cream.
Please don’t hate me.
Consider me the person you’ll never have to stand behind at Starbucks.
UPDATE: I now buy organic, fair-trade coffee beans, and brew them in a fabulous French Press coffee maker. What a difference!
And what, you might wonder, has become of my lovely old Le Creuset kettle? Well, it’s been relegated to a high shelf in the pantry. A shelf which can only be reached with the aid of a step-ladder. I certainly won’t throw it out, because I may very well need it during one of our frequent power failures.
Are you a fan of electric kettles, too? You can let me know by leaving a comment.
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